Table 14_1_6-1a

2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

The National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) is a comprehensive national overview of quality of health care in the United States. It is organized around four dimensions of quality of care: effectiveness, patient safety, timeliness, and patient centeredness.

Table 14_1_6.1a
People under age 65 with any period of uninsurance during the year, by race, United States, 2005
Population groupTotalSingle raceMultiple races
65 and over**************
Family incomeaNegative/poor41.****37.55.3
Near poor/low42.****28.34.9
Education,b ages 18–64Less than high school48.******
High school graduate31.40.830.10.937.31.636.15.8****35.55.5
At least some college20.50.719.20.727.11.421.72.9****37.55.1
Employment status, ages 18–64Employed27.40.626.40.733.61.324.12.4**41.65.637.84.2
Not employed34.70.933.******
Residence locationcMetropolitan25.70.625.10.728.**
  Large central metro31.****28.55.0
  Large fringe metro21.80.921.****29.25.7
  Medium metro23.****26.14.0
  Small metro23.61.423.91.622.63.8********
Language spoken most often at homeEnglish22.50.521.30.627.**
Perceived health statusExcellent/very good/good25.20.524.40.628.**40.75.530.82.9
Activity limitations,c ages 18–64Basic activities26.11.326.41.522.12.2********
Complex activities26.51.426.41.725.42.8********
Neither basic nor complex activities29.00.627.80.736.41.426.92.6**48.86.937.74.1

a Negative/poor refers to household incomes below the Federal poverty line; near poor/low, over the poverty line to just below 200 percent of the poverty line; middle, 200 percent to just below 400 percent of the poverty line; and high, 400 percent of the poverty line and over.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

c For more information, see the MEPS entry in Appendix A, Data Sources.

* - Data do not meet the criteria for statistical reliability, data quality, or confidentiality.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.


Current as of September 2009
Internet Citation: Table 14_1_6-1a: 2008 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. September 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.